Jay Sweet, Executive Producer for Newport Festivals Foundation, joined What’s Up Newp’s Ryan Belmore today to chat about the yesterday’s news regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival.

They also spoke about the year-round work and needs of the Newport Festivals Foundation and much much more.

Our thanks to Jay for the time.

For more info or to support Newport Festivals Foundation, visit www.newportfestivals.org.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.